Hail Mary: Claiming “it’s not over” Republican Roy Moore refuses to concede the Alabama senate race to Democrat Doug Jones because he’s waiting “on God.”
After a stunning loss in the Alabama senate race Roy Moore is refusing to concede. Moore, who faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct and child molestation during the campaign, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after The Associated Press called the race for his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. The following is a transcript of those remarks:
Thank you. Thank you.
[Crowd chanting “U.S.A.” ]
Thank you. You know, I really want to thank you for coming tonight and realize when the vote is this close that it’s not over. And we still got to go by the rules about this recount provision and the secretary of state has explained it to us and we’re expecting that the press will go up there and talk to them to find out what the situation is.
But we also know that God is always in control. You know, part of the thing — part of the problem with this campaign is we’ve been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light. We’ve been put in a hole, if you will. And it reminds me of a passage in Psalms 40. I waited patiently for the Lord. That’s what we’ve got to do. And he inclined it to me, heard my cry, brought us out of a horrible pit out of clay and set my feet on the rock and established my goings and put a new song in our mouth. A hymn praising to our God. Many shall see it and hear it and shall be moved by that, if you will.
That’s what we’ve got to do is wait on God and let this process play out. I know it’s late. We can’t wait and have everybody wait until after 11:00. But the votes are still coming in and we’re looking at that. May God bless you as you go on, give you safe journey and thank you for coming tonight.
It’s not over and it’s going to take some time. Thank you.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 13, 2017
Reacting to the accused child molester’s refusal to concede, Former Arkansas Governor and fellow Christian extremist Mike Huckabee offered Moore some advice via Twitter:
Roy Moore won’t concede; says will wait on God to speak. God wasn’t registered to vote in AL but the ppl who voted did speak and it wasn’t close enough for recount. In elections everyone does NOT get a trophy. I know first hand but it’s best to exit with class.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 13, 2017
“God wasn’t registered to vote in AL but the ppl who voted did speak and it wasn’t close enough for recount. In elections everyone does NOT get a trophy. I know first hand but it’s best to exit with class.”
Bottom line: Moore is wrong. He lost. It is over. And his imaginary God can do nothing about it.